CB Radio Given to me by Paul Casey, retail $TBA
Manufactured by Cobra (www.cobra.com)
Last updated 04-03-10

Paul Casey (the sysop of the now-defunct Paul's Waka Waka BBS in Seattle WA. USA) was my "bestest" friend on the entire planet. He passed away on 06-16-06 (16 Jun. 2006 if you prefer); I made a memorial website in his honour on 08-19-06 (18 Aug. 2006).

I've had this for quite a few years now, and Paul owned it for many years prior to that; that's why it does not look brand spanken new in the above photograph!!!

This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used and the product will not be assigned a rating.

This is the Cobra 140 GTL mobile (in-dash) CB radio. Paul wanted me to have it rather than see it go into the dipsty dumpster.
It still has Paul's CB callsign on it: KAFW-6491

I'm not certain if this unit has the SSB (single sideband) modification or not; but if so, its RF (radio frequency) output would be far greater than the 5 watts typical of CB radios of this type and vintage (looks to be early-1990s just by "eyeballing" it). Perhaps 12 to 15 watts or even more.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

This unit has controls not seen on many other mobile or handheld CB units, such as LSB/AM/USB knob, RF Gain knob, Voice Lock knob, etc.

Since this unit is missing its mic (the correct abbreviation for "microphone") and antenna, I am not able to test it to find out just what these controls do.

Here is an official review of this radio.

It operates from any +12 volts negative ground electrical system; this type of power is normally found in consumer-level vehicles such as passenger cars, pickup trucks, small vans, etc. Red wire is always positive, black is negative. And because of the low voltage, you won't get zapped even if the electrical system is "hot" (live) when you connect it -- though it is always a good idea to be certain that the electrical system has been neutralised (such as by removing the ignition key) prior to this radio's installation.

Photograph of the front of this radio with power applied.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent backlight for the meter in this CB radio.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red 7-segment LED channel display in this CB radio.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow-green "receive" LED in this CB radio.

CB radio was given to me by Paul in April 2006.
Since it is missing a couple of components (the mic and the antenna), I am unable to test it; and therefore, that dreadful "Product not broken but could not be tested" icon will appear next to its listings on this website.

Product was main in Taiwan.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Mobile CB radio
    LAMP TYPE: LEDs and incandescent
    No. OF LAMPS: At least four (1x incandescent for meter, 1x bicolor RX/TX LED, 2x 7-segment red channel display
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide & rotary switches
    BEZEL: N/A
    ACCESSORIES: Mic on coily cord, inline fuse(s)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

CB Radio Given to me by Paul Casey *

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